Author Archives: Chad “Stick” Poindexter

About Chad “Stick” Poindexter

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.

First Look @ the Montbell Ex Light Anorak

As I mentioned in my last update, I was thinking about picking up the new Montbell Ex Light Down Anorak… and I did. As I mentioned, I have lost quite a bit of weight (45 lbs to be exact) and I … Continue reading

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Updates… & Stuff…

The days grow longer, yet time still remains the same…

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July 2014 AT Section Hike: Winding Stair Gap to the NOC

Last weekend I met up with a few buddies, and set out for a much-needed weekend outdoors. We had planned to do a 28-ish mile section between Winding Stair Gap and the NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center). Some of us had … Continue reading

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New Backcountry Meal: Cesar’s Pad Thai

I was recently watching a food video by Cesar (from Cesar and the Woods), and one of his meals intrigued me… his version of Pad Thai! Some time back, I posted about Matthew Kirk‘s fast-pack version of Pad Thai, which … Continue reading

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Unboxing the Bushbuddy Trekker Ultra 004 Wood Stove

A few weeks ago (4 to be exact), I broke down and placed an order with the Nomadic Stove Company for the lightest Bushbuddy stove available, the Trekker Ultra 004. Without crossing hairs, I have used the Solo Stove for … Continue reading

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2014 Montbell Down Hugger 800 #3 (First Impressions…)

Back Story It was just a few short years ago when I started backpacking… and it was very soon after that when I realized I needed to lighten my accumulated gear load up. I began my backpacking career like many others probably … Continue reading

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